Wednesday, September 30, 2020
President Uhuru Kenyatta waters a commemorative tree during the opening of Michuki Memotial Park in Nairobi.

President Uhuru Kenyatta waters a commemorative tree during the opening of Michuki Memotial Park in Nairobi.

 President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced that the government will engage a national campaign to mobilize citizens, business, industry, labour and civil society towards a common goal – Cleaning up Kenya.

 The president said that the national campaign roll out will commence on the 1st of September this year, through a pilot project in Nairobi City County.

 The exercise will be anchored on the National Government Administration Officers at the local level; who shall work together with the local communities and with stakeholders both within and outside Government to enhance environmental restoration, conservation and management.

 Speaking today during the launch of the rehabilitated and restored Michuki Park in Nairobi, President Kenyatta said that the Campaign fits within the ongoing Kazi Mtaani Programme with a budget of Ksh.10 Billion, and it shall complement the efforts being made within that Programme towards the improvement of environmental and sanitation conditions at the grassroots level.

HE. President Uhuru Kenyatta giving his key note adress during the opening of the Michuki Memorial Park

HE. President Uhuru Kenyatta giving his key note adress during the opening of the Michuki Memorial Park

He ordered Chiefs to proactively involve vulnerable members of their local communities and marginalized groups such as Women, Youth and Persons Living with Disabilities in the program.

The Head of State directed the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government, in consultation with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, to issue guidelines on implementation of this Campaign and warned that there will be a continuous performance evaluation of the Campaign; with outstanding performers being rewarded and non-performers being sanctioned.

Further the President urged Kenyans to foster the re-birth of Nairobi and our other urban areas and integrate the ongoing Greening Kenya Campaign as our “New-Normal”.

Present during the launch were Environment Cabinet Secretaries, Ministry of Environment and Forestry Keriako Tobiko, Interior Dr Fred Matiangi, Sports and Culture Amb. Amina Mohamed, Principal Secretaries Environment and Forestry  Dr. Chris Kiptoo and Interior Karanja Kibicho, Nairobi Metropolitan Service Director General Mohamed Badi, Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi among others.

CS Keriako Tobiko (R) guides the President during a walk of the recently refurbished Michuki park

CS Keriako Tobiko (R) guides the President during a walk of the recently refurbished Michuki park

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